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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Della think about her control over Mike after the ten days that Kaladze held them for?
2. What type of intelligence gathering does Della recommend that Avery employ?
3. As Paul and the others wait outside the border of the Authority enclave, who approaches them?
4. Mike realizes that an Authority vehicle of what type was destroyed by Wili's bobbles?
5. What does Paul think about Wili's capabilities before he interfaces with the computer?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Renaissance?
2. What sacrifice does Jill make for Wili?
3. What fears do Mike and Allison express when the group returns to Paul's home?
4. How does Della and Mike's relationship change while they are at Kaladze's camp?
5. How does Avery lose control over the situation early in the battle with the Tinkers?
6. What is Wili's assessment of the situation with Mike and Della?
7. What happens during Della's attack on the pass?
8. Why does Wili decide to trust Mike?
9. Why are Paul and the others stopped on the road to the Authority enclave?
10. Why does Wili lose contact with Jill during the final approach to the embobbling position?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The bobbles are a defining element of the setting, and all the major events of the novel and of the history leading up to it are shaped by them. They represent a kind of super-weapon, superseding nuclear weapons, and allowing the Peace Authority to control much of the world.
1) Explain what a bobble is, how it is created and destroyed, and what its characteristics are.
2) Describe some uses for bobbles that are seen in the novel.
3) Explain how the Authority is able to control most of the world through their use of bobbles.
4) Discuss the impact that Paul and Wili's rogue bobble-generator has on the world and its political balance.
Essay Topic 2
The events that led to the unusual state of raffias are only discussed tangentially and only become clear in the final chapters of the story. The rise of the Authority rapidly and dramatically altered the political landscape of the world.
1) Explain how the bobbles were discovered and first created. What involvement did Paul and the progenitors of the Authority have in these discoveries?
2) Describe how the Authority came to power and how it was able to subdue major military powers such as the United States?
3) Using evidence from the book, speculate as to how the setting could have evolved differently had some minor factors been altered slightly.
Essay Topic 3
Paul is consumed by guilt and regrets, and despite his personal strength, he begins to succumb to the pressures of things he believes he is responsible for, and the ways in which he has failed those around him.
1) Discuss Paul's attitude towards the bobbles. Are his protests against them genuine, or are they reactions to other deep-seated feelings that he may be harboring?
2) Describe how and why Paul feels guilty about losing Allison, and how he reacts when she is freed from her bobble. How do these events weight on Paul?
3) Explain Paul's decline as a leader and explain how it is related to the stresses he experiences from his guilts and regrets.
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